On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, students from Coconut Palm Elementary in Miramar, Fla., showed up at a local Walmart, clad in patriotic red, white and blue, to sing “God Bless America” as part of a prearranged tribute.
The 75 young chorus members, ages 7 to 10, were born after the Sept. 11,2001, attacks. But they had learned from their families and teachers the significance of the date and what their singing meant.
The group’s excitement turned to disappointment Tuesday evening when a Walmart representative refused to honor an agreement allowing the chorus to sing inside the store, according to Coconut Palm Elementary Principal Terri Thelmas.
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